Teen driver who hit, killed Forest Grove girls gets probation

Teen driver who hit, killed Forest Grove girls gets probation

HILLSBORO, Ore. – The teenager who failed to render aid after running over and killing two Forest Grove girls last fall was sentenced Friday to three years probation.

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, 19, was found guilty on Jan. 15 after running over and killing two Forest Grove girls, 6-year-old Anna Deiter-Eckerdt and her 11-year-old sister Abigail Robinson, last October. The two girls were playing in a pile of leaves when they were hit by the car Garcia-Cisneros was driving.

Family members of the victims requested no jail time for Garcia-Cisneros. The judge granted their request.

In Friday’s court hearing, Garcia-Cisneros turned to the victims’ family and said she was sorry. The mother of the two girls thanked her, and said that was all she wanted to hear.

Garcia-Cisneros will be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to go through the immigration process.

Garcia-Cisneros faced two felony charges of failing to perform the duties of a driver. She was found guilty on both counts.

Garcia-Cisneros' boyfriend, Mario Echeverria, was the passenger of the SUV. He had already pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence because he didn't report it and he had the car washed after the crash. He was sentenced to 13 months in prison.

KATU's Valerie Hurst contributed to this story.